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Child support needs may change

53957480_S.jpgMany Missouri parents know what it's like to work around a child custody schedule. When two parents share time with a child, having the appropriate court order in place can decrease stress on both parents and children. Often, when the time comes to calculate child support, the amount of time each parent has a child under his or her roof is an important factor to consider. 

Shocking report reveals national child support issues

83442712_S.jpgMissouri residents need only tune in to the daily news to see a recent rash of tabloid-esque stories surrounding celebrity parents. Most recently, R&B singer R. Kelly was reported to be in arrears on his child support in an amount of $161,000. Further, a reputable news outlet aired a shocking report showing that the entire nation seems to be a bit behind on child support

Do you know the facts about child support?

13252713_S.jpgMany Missouri parents may still be confused about some aspects of raising children between two separate households. Especially in cases where parents have recently separated, finding the "new normal" may be tricky. In addition to working on custody agreements and co-parenting, many families must begin the process of filing for child support

Missouri child support case exposes flaws in procedure

42892638_S (2).jpgFor many Missouri parents, raising children can often come with confusion and stress. Matters that may appear simple on paper, such as making or receiving child support payments, may actually be unclear and complicated. Recently, one father felt he had been wronged by the system and decided to fight back. 

Minimum wage is increasing, but child support remains imperative

41915759_S.jpgMissouri parents who work hard to support their children may have celebrated the recent news that the state voted to increase minimum wage for workers. Many households, especially single-parent homes, are struggling financially. A parent may find it difficult to cover all the expenses necessary to provide a stable home for his or her children. In many situations, it is imperative to make sure child support payments are collected in a timely fashion. 

Child support enforcement penalties may soon change

51562060_S.jpgMissouri parents may be looking forward to the holiday season, which is quickly approaching once again. Though there is much to look forward to, the holiday season can also become costly. Many families pay for special meals, travel expenses and gifts for loved ones. Though certainly enjoyable, parents need to be sure they set aside enough money to cover their regular financial obligations like child support

Nonpayment of child support may face new penalties

32720597_S.jpgMissouri parents may already be aware that failing to make timely payments for a court ordered obligation can result in the imposition of legal penalties. Child support orders are enforceable by law, and falling behind on payments can result in myriad of troubles. One common repercussion in the state is that a parent who has failed to comply with a child support order for a period of three months may have his or her driver's license suspended. Recently, an unrelated situation has some hoping to change this sentence. 

Candidate's delinquent child support comes to light

101981911_S.jpgMissouri voters may be under the false impression that political candidates are sometimes above the law. This is not the case, because people running for office are subject to the same laws and penalties as everyone else. When it comes to light that a candidate has failed to pay his or her child support, it may cost him or her votes. 

Government's child support error ruins man's vacation

40708501_S.jpgMissouri parents are probably aware that, if they fail to make timely child support payments, they can face serious legal consequences. Most would probably say they do their best to pay the proper amount on time. Unfortunately, there is always room for human error, and sometimes, the government entities responsible for processing child support payments make mistakes.

Child support violations chief among recent court cases

51977478_S.jpgMissouri parents are likely aware that when it comes to raising children, sometimes complications can arise. For parents who maintain separate households, it is common for the court to put a child support order into place. A child support order details the an amount of money typically to be paid from one parent to the other on behalf of the needs of any children they share. 

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